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Hi, my name is Nicho!

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Nicho
Nicho Community member Posts: 12 Listener
Hi, iv been on pip for about 5 years, I did a change of circumstances assessment 9 weeks ago,I phoned them to see if they had made a decision and before you speak to a real person, they tell you how much and what date you will be paid, iv been getting £250 a month for a few years now and now its saying il be getting £73 a month, even though my mental and physical health has gotten alot worse, how does that make sence? Can someone please tell me how you go about appealing the decision? As I was suicidal before and now I might just do it,
How do they expect you to pay bills when they are putting them sky high and giving you less than half of what you were getting 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,302 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2022
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    PIP is paid 4 weekly, not monthly. I wouldn't rely too much on that automated payment line because it's not the most accurate and it has been known for it to be incorrect.
    9 weeks seems rather quick for a decision to have been made already. Have you have another assessment yet? Did you actually speak to someone when you rang PIP today or are you just going by the automated payment line?

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Nicho
    Nicho Community member Posts: 12 Listener
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    It was a change of circumstances assessment and they said it can take up to 8 weeks, I was waiting to speak to someone but after waiting 45 minutes it cut me off
  • Nicho
    Nicho Community member Posts: 12 Listener
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    Yes I had assessment over 9 weeks ago
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,302 Disability Gamechanger
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    You need to wait for the decision letter to arrive. Once you receive that you'll know for certain what the decision is. If you're not happy you can challenge that decision by requesting the Mandatory Reconsideration, which you should put in writing. Details here. https://www.gov.uk/mandatory-reconsideration/how-to-ask-for-mandatory-reconsideration
    The most likely outcome of the MR will be the decision will remain the same and timescales for decisions is 2-12 weeks.
    You should also get some expert advice from an agency near you. Start here. https://advicelocal.uk/



    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Nicho
    Nicho Community member Posts: 12 Listener
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    Thank you very much for the information, I appreciate it 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,505 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2022
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    I've just sent you an email from community@scope.org.uk, so please do keep an eye out for that @nicho :) I'm sorry things are so difficult for you right now. 
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